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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.10-pre11

On Wed, 19 Sep 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> Quite frankly the BDEV_* handling was and is a total mess IMHO, even if
> it was written by you ;), there was no difference at all from many of
> them, I didn't fixed that but I had to check all them on the differences
> until I realized there was none. I also think the other things you

There certainly _are_ differences (e.g. in handling the moment
when you close them).

> mentioned (besides the inode pinning bug, non critical) are not buggy


int fd = open("/dev/ram0", O_RDWR);
ioctl(fd, BLKFLSBUF);
ioctl(fd, BLKFLSBUF);

and you claim that resulting oops is not a bug?

> (infact I never had a single report), but well we'll verify that in

Richard, is that you? What had you done with real Andrea?

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